Workshop on “Making Audiovisual Media Accessible to All: The options and the economics”

Following the 9th meeting of ITU’s Focus Group on Audiovisual Media Accessibility (FG-AVA), ITU is hosting a workshop to review existing as well as next-generation accessibility services and technologies in the audiovisual media sphere. Alongside the services and technologies at play,…

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TSAG delivers new focus group on smart water management

The recent meeting of the Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG) has seen the launch of a new Focus Group to hasten standards development in the key area of Smart Water Management. The formation of the Focus Group on Smart Water…

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ITU establishes Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities

ITU-T has established a new Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities to assess the standardization requirements of cities aiming to boost their social, economic and environmental sustainability through the integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in their infrastructures and…

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Demo of multimedia standards for a better quality of life

ITU headquarters in Geneva has hosted a showcase of ITU-standardized multimedia solutions targeting a better quality of life through innovations in high-definition content delivery, interactive entertainment, e-health services, and the accessibility of audiovisual media to persons with disabilities. The demonstrations…

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Focus Group learns from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Attendees of the fourth meeting of ITU’s Focus Group on Disaster Relief, Network Resilience and Recovery (FG-DR&NRR) will participate in a one-day technical tour of Sendai city, the area hardest hit by 2011’s Great East Japan Earthquake, visiting affected telecommunication…

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First meeting of ITU-T M2M Focus Group attracts healthcare vertical and lays foundation for future work

The first meeting of ITU-T’s new Focus Group on M2M service layer (FG M2M), 17-18 April, attracted a large number of experts from the healthcare and ICT fields to discuss the M2M standardization requirements of vertical healthcare markets. The open…

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